Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1974-06-26
AudMC > WAV > CD > EAC > SHN recorded by Jerry Moore near the rear of the floor, close to center axis with Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic (on metal pole) > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. A > D by David Minches, encoding by Noah Weiner, gdADT Round 17. Complete with Seastones.
Subject: Just beatiful
Subject: yeah I'll bitch too
Subject: he wanted me to record over it !
about 25 years ago a good friend came over to make a copy of my, i think Hartford 3-19-90,and he brought a cassette to put it on,saying it had some muddy recording from some 74'show and he wanted to tape over it.well i put the tape in and gave it a short listen,dialed up the equalizer,fast forwarded and listened some more,pulled the tape out of the deck and said to him ,muddy though it was,"dude, i've got a blank you can have,I'm keeping this".and i still have it,the second set.actually, i think we had a discussion, like: "are you sure you want to record over this?i mean its muddy,but this is good" - "yea,? i don't know?" "where is this?where's it from? - " i think its providence" "WHAT!,this is providence! no way! we can't record over this,i'll keep it and make a copy and give this back to you",which i did. true story.it was muddy,but i listened to that tape often,thinking,wow,they did that in providence?
Subject: SIT DOWN!
Anyway, great show! There are a few very minor issues with certain parts of the performance, but you have to consider that it's a show from '74 --- how bad can it possibly be? My one complaint, other than the morons yelling around Jerry Moore, is that The Other One isn't longer. The Spanish Jam is great, but I'd rather it had been shorter & there had been more "Other One-ness" to the song.
Subject: My 2nd
At this show the ticket called for an 8 PM show but when we walked in at 6:30 they were already on.
I can only surmise that they were going to play for 4+ hours and needed to get around the 12 o'clock curfew we had in Providence in those days.
Might be the best Dead show I ever attended.
Or maybe it was just the Window pane.
Subject: An excellent audience recording of a very good show
An admirable first set powers on, leading into a notable Weather Report Suite-Let It Grow.
Chinacat-Rider has a different quality than than what might consider the norm. A little more laid back. What's very interesting and notable to me is that the transition between the two songs is definitely an Uncle John's Jam, but I can't find any reference to it. On Dick Pick's 12 it's called "Mind Left Body Jam", which is a crass overstatement. It's cool, unique, creative, but in no way is it at the level of transcendence.
Speaking of Dick's Pick 12, despite the quality of the recording, I believe Dick overstepped his bounds when he meshed together 6/26 and 6/28. The integrity of both shows were trampled by his desire to create a single show from the two. He did wonderful things with the Archive, of that there is no doubt, but Vol. 12 is an example of him being a little too full of himself and not doing the right thing, IMHO.
Back to this show. The Spanish Jam after a marginally brief Other One, is quite significant and magnificent. Classic Jerry virtuoso play. The finale of an extended, playful Sugar Magnolia followed by a brilliant Eyes of the World, leaves the audience on an extremely high note and any listener smiling big. Enjoy the show!
Subject: Spanish Jam
Subject: Heaven Help the Fool jam
Subject: If you can get past the Sit Down Jerk...
The one problem is that throughout most of the show there is a moron yelling "SIT DOWN, F***ERS!" or something to that effect. I could slap this guy with a dead fish. This is why you don't yell and go nuts incessantly throughout a concert, especially near a taper's section. His idiotic rage is forever preserved for us to enjoy.
The "Seastones" (Phil and Ned and Surprise Guests?,
is stunning -- absolutely stunning -- all 22 minutes of it. It made those who were standing sit and those who were sitting stand.
Subject: So ggod to have the audience version here
Subject: I was there...!
Subject: Sit Down!
here's to no more yelling in the world.
Subject: Great Show
Subject: wish i was there, but this is the closest i will get
i have been checking shows all over this site and i decided to download this one and wow, it's on! i was listening to it loud at work after everyone went home and i got the chills.
the recording is the best i have heard so far from the tapes here. so if that's one of things you look for, download this.
'74 seems to be a key year. the dead's quiver was full to the brim of killer tunes. and to think, they kept going for twenty one more years, and are still going separately!
to the guy whose 17th birthday was at this show, right on! i was still waiting to be born.
Subject: Great Show from a Legendary Year
Rating counts for the C > R alone. Nuff Said.
Subject: the nuts
Subject: China Cat...wow
Anyway one of my favs ,and there are many,China Cat and this is one fun version. I LOVE the crowd noise, the massive 4 hour show and of course this spectacular band that has become a major part of my life. Late to loving the band i am trying to make up for lost time.
Bless you keepers of the Archive and all those that upload the show. I can't thank you enough.
dowload this turn it up and rattle the neighbours
Subject: Good Show
Subject: Dead Show 6-26
Subject: Peter the clam
yes, yes......eyes is the prize
Subject: Good ole' Dead
Now more than ever.
Subject: Amazin aud sound quality
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